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Federer, Nadal set for repeat show in 2018? - The Nation

That set the stage for a year of Grand Slam domination, with Nadal picking up his 10th French Open and winning the US Open for the third time while Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon Crown. Nadal, 31, pulled out during the Paris Masters with a right ...

Dimitrov braced for Australian Open expectations - beIN SPORTS AUSTRALIA

The Bulgarian has climbed to third in the world rankings behind only Federer and world number one Rafael Nadal as a result of his success at the O2 Arena. And the 26-year-old is now ready to be considered among the favourites in the first grand slam of ...

'Baby Fed' comes of age - The New Paper

The victory earned him a cool US$2.5 million (S$3.4m), with the 1,500 ranking points catapulting him to the dizzy heights of third in the standings behind only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, as he begins to deliver on his rich promise. The 26-year-old ...

'Baby Federer' comes of age - The Telegraph

Dimitrov's unbeaten run this week in London earned him $2.5 million while the 1,500 ranking points have catapulted him to end an impressive year ranked third in the world - behind only all-time greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. More significantly ...

Nadal Continues Ahead of ATP Rankings; Dimitrov Climbs to Third - Latin American Herald Tribune

LONDON – Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,645 points, while Switzerland's Roger Federer kept the second. Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov ...

Dimitrov eyes Grand Slams after ATP triumph - Gulf Today

The ATP Finals have had an unusual flavour this year, missing Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic while world number one Nadal was forced to pull out injured after his opening round-robin match. In a huge shock, Roger Federer was ousted in the semi-finals ...

Look At (A Decent Impression Of) God - Deadspin

The 26-year-old Bulgarian started this season in outrageous 16-1 fashion—which provoked a little bit of overreaction on this blog—beating everyone other than Rafael Nadal and even taking him to a five-set Australian Open semifinal epic. Then poor ...

David Goffin aims for Davis Cup glory after sensational ATP Finals run - India Today

David Goffin ended up as runners up of the ATP Finals after a sensational week where he defeated Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Reuters | Posted by Abreshmina S Quadri. reuters@intoday.com. November 20, 2017 | UPDATED 23:50 IST. A +A -.

ATP Finals: Dimitrov'sdream debut - The Hindu

Both finalists were first-time qualifiers for the tournament and while many ticket holders might have booked them in anticipation of watching Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, the two newcomers provided a fitting end to the ATP season. Dimitrov will climb ...

2017 Final ATP Rankings: It's A Brand New Top 5! Murray, Djokovic Out Of Top 10 - Tennis-X.com (blog)

That left the door open for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to return. And Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev, David Goffin, Jack Sock and Pablo Carreno Busta were all new faces to finish in the Top 10. Overall, just four of the Top 10 from last year ...

Grigor Dimitrov climbs to career-high third place in world ranking charts after win at ATP Finals - Firstpost

Paris: Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov climbed to a career-high world ranking of third on Monday after landing his biggest title to date at the ATP Finals in London. Dimitrov, 26, defeated David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in Sunday's final at the O2 Arena to move ...

Dimitrov seals ATP Finals title with flair - Baseline

Grigor Dimitrov is the king of London after sweeping five matches at the ATP finals—during his debut, no less. The new world No. 3 defeated David Goffin in a hotly contested final to win the biggest title of his career, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Rafa Nadal's image has magnified mine much more than I deserve ... - Scroll.in

Their 27-year partnership has finally come to an end.

Uncle Toni pens touching tribute to Rafael Nadal as partnership ... - GiveMeSport

It has been a professional working relationship that has spanned well over a decade, but from now on, Rafael Nadal will no longer be coached by his uncle Toni.

Grigor Dimitrov Wins Biggest Title of His Career – Mondays with Bob Greene - World Tennis Magazine

David Goffin, who upset both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer before reaching the title match of the ATP Finals. “I had to be realistic. I fought till the last breath, but it is time to move on.” — Radek Štěpánek, announcing he is retiring from tennis ...

Uncle Toni pens touching tribute to Rafael Nadal after end of an era ... - Metro

Uncle Toni has ended his long-term partnership with Rafael Nadal, having introduced the sport to the world No. 1 and penned an emotional tribute to his ...

Rafael Nadal: Coach Toni Nadal pays emotional tribute to world No ... - Express.co.uk

RAFAEL NADAL'S uncle and long-term coach Toni has penned an emotional message to the tennis star as their working relationship comes to an end.

Our Andy Schooler reflects on the ATP Finals from Nadal's knee injury to Federer's shock loss and Dimitrov's title ... - Sportinglife.com

Since making the required changes, Dimitrov has been to the last four of the Australian Open – who could forget that semi-final with Rafael Nadal? – won a Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati and now become ATP Finals champ. Over the last week his tennis ...

ATP RANKINGS: Nadal, Federer, and Dimitrov are the best players of 2017 - Tennis World

Grigor managed to finish the season just behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, and ahead of Alexander Zverev who will start the 2018 season as the 4th best player in the world. Federer made a surprising loss to Goffin in the semis and that means he ...

Roger Federer pinpoints two reasons for missing out on top spot - International Business Times UK

Roger Federer has discussed losing the world number one title to Rafael Nadal and insists that the result was well deserved as the Spaniard was the better player in the year as a whole. The veteran pinpointed the loss to Tommy Haas in Stuttgart and to ...

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ">[rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Rafael Nadal
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Nadal at 2016
Full name Rafael Nadal Parera
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Residence Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Born (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 30)
Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Coach(es) Toni Nadal (1990–)
Carlos Moyá (2017)
Prize money

US$ 78,688,782

Official website rafaelnadal.com
Singles
Career record 806–173
Career titles 69
Highest ranking No. 1 (18 August 2008)
Current ranking No. 9 (21 November 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2009)
French Open W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2010)
US Open W (2010, 2013)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (2010, 2013)
Olympic Games W (2008)
Doubles
Career record 130–71
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 26 (8 August 2005)
Current ranking No. 115 (10 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open SF (2004)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Last updated on: 7 November 2016.

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ([rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 28 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer). He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. The left-hander is the sixth player in the Open Era to reach more than 100 finals on the ATP World Tour.

Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. By winning the 2014 French Open, Nadal became the third player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times (Martina Navratilova 9, Margaret Court 11) and the first to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer. Nadal holds the record after winning his eighth straight Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012 and is the only player in the open era to achieve such a feat. Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014. He equalled Guillermo Vilas's all-time record of 49 clay court titles by winning the Barcelona Open in 2016.